Urgent need for new laws on ‘sexting’

Last week The Age reported on submissions to the State Parliamentary Inquiry into Sexting.

NEW laws are needed to cover the scope of “sexting” — the sending of sexually explicit images via mobile phone, email and posting online — health and legal experts have urged state MPs.

Despite the increasing prevalence of sexting among adults and children, they warned of widespread community ignorance about the potential harm of the practice, which can range from young people sending pictures of themselves to a love interest, to rapists filming their victims.

Access submissions to the Inquiry here. Read the entire article from The Age here.

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Sexting

Wikipedia defines sexting as ‘the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones’.

The Victorian Law Reform Committee is now calling for submissions for its inquiry into sexting.  Yesterday’s Age contained this advertisement:

This is an opportunity for parents, students, teachers and the wider community to have their say. Please note that most submissions are public, but on application, submissions can be made without identification. Submissions close Friday 15 June. See more information on the Parliament’s  Inquiry into Sexting site.

Read previous iQ articles on sexting: